The new ARWA is perfect for
high alpine, winter ice climbing and Himalayan
ascents. Your toes will be toasty warm and
dry thanks to the form fitting, durable
and waterproof 2.6mm Split leather backed
by DryLine textile - a unique interwoven
combination of Sympatex 337 Professional
and a wicking microfiber. This durable and
elastic Polyester - Polyether membrane uses
the natural movement of the foot to "pump"
moisture out air spaces while also wicking
through the fibers themselves. The difference
is dryness that you can feel! The ARWA conserves
your warmth by utilizing a triple layer
of Thinsulate insulation - same as employed
in the technical KANGRI, the G1 and G1 EXPEDITION
BOOTS. Other niceties include lightweight
carbonglass shaft with Neoprene cuff and
Velcro closure - locks heat in and keeping
debris out; 3 piece adjustable Velcro tongue
and Heel Fit System - with pads to grab
and hold your heels down. Structure is Boreals
PBG-680 (very stiff) midsole mounted to
FDS-3 triple density outer sole backed by
10mm EVA-Pro for shock absorption and insulation.
This is the "tweener" boot - as
warm or warmer than some "plastics"
but light and with a good fit that only
a leather boot can provide.
Sizing: Easy, subtract 1/2 size from your
US size and you've got the UK size - ie
If a US 10.5 fits well in a hiking boot,
then order a UK 10 for a similar fit.